Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Zine Review: Alphabet Soup #2

Alphabet Soup #2
20 pages / full size / $6 or 7 donation appreciated
2601 Old Quarry Road
Missoula MT 59808

By the time I reached page three of Alphabet Soup #2, my thoughts were deeply immersed in philosophical reflection, preoccupied with themes of awakening, conscious awareness, and allowing the light into our lives. Alphabet Soup is something fresh and refreshing, a collective project woven with poetry, drawings, and even recipes (I definitely look forward to making rosemary blackberry burgers).

Twenty pages feels like two hundred given the numerous delights within. A crossword poem! Answers to the editor! A lo-fi music cd! My personal favorite music on the cd were the folk psych meanderings of  the Redball Orchestra, the baroque pop of Mendelssohn and the piano interludes of Jake Whitecar. The cd is like a community pot-luck of sounds – something for everyone to explore. 

Full disclosure: I have a prose piece in this issue. It is truly an affirmation to be included with this talented group of creative people. 

Music sampling from the cd: Locally Grown by Whole 

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